Don't miss an opportunity to learn from world renowned guitarist Jack Pearson!
Jack Pearson is known as an A-list blues/rock lead and slide guitarist. His playing is sophisticated while full of intensity and passion. His versatility and musicianship keep his performances fresh and exciting. Blues Revue calls him a "world-class guitarist"; Rolling Stone brags on his "light touch and fluid, jazzy style"; Boston Globe declared him "an outrageously smooth slide guitarist"; and Real Blues Magazine recognized him as "one of the best blues/rock guitarists on the scene today".
Playing professionally for 40 years, Jack is adept at many musical instruments and genres and possesses the ability to take each to a higher level. Having been influenced by many styles of music, his knowledge of the history of each also allows him to deliver a "true to the tradition" performance.
He has mastered a wide range of instruments including electric, slide, acoustic and resonator guitar, mandolin, old time banjo and Hammond organ, which he incorporates into various musical styles such as blues & roots music; jazz & bebop; pop & rock; and bluegrass & country.
Jack was a member of The Allman Brothers Band from 1997-1999 and has worked with music legends from the world of jazz, rock, blues and country including The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Tommy Emmanuel, Keb Mo', Delbert McClinton, Earl Scruggs, Chris LeDoux, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Mac McAnally, Amy Grant, Groove Holmes, Mike Snider, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy Hall, Gov't Mule, Buddy DeFranco, T. Graham Brown, Shelby Lynne, Jimmy Raney, Lee Ann Womack, Vassar Clements, Bonnie Bramlett, Mundell Lowe, The Jordanaires, Jim Horn, Lee Roy Parnell, Kirk Whalum, Martina McBride, Taj Mahal, Trace Adkins, Dr John, Sam Moore, Eric Church, John Hiatt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and the list goes on and on.
Over the years Jack has taught at numerous guitar clinics/workshops, spoken to big band orchestras on bebop & jazz techniques as well as given private instruction to students of all skill levels. A sampling of his teaching credits includes:
Faculty member at the annual W.C. Handy Music Camp at University of North Alabama Guest lecturer on phrasing for big band orchestra at Middle Tennessee State University Guest lecturer for guitar master class at Western Kentucky University Guest instructor on Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar video course Guest instructor on Learn & Master Blues Guitar with Steve Krenz Host & instructor at Jack Pearson Guitar Clinics Founder of Jack Pearson Guitar Academy (www.jackpearsonguitar.com)
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve your guitar skills and meet one of the most respected and admired players in the music industry. Check for scheduled clinics listed below.
Clinics vary but may include :
chord voicings chord substitution, chord melody working man chord voicings comping behind a soloist rhythm playing styles slide guitar techniques
intonation with slide guitar right hand damping techniques with slide types of strings, slides, picks fingerstyle techniques picking techniques intonation with string bends
finger exercises vibrato control building a solo how to incorporate legato phrasing & playing with dynamics Music Styles: blues, delta blues, southern rock, jazz, R&B, ragtime
- Limited Enrollment - No Recording Allowed - Tuition Is Non-Refundable / Non-Transferrable - Tuition Is Clinic Specific & Cannot Be Applied To Other Clinics/Products
“Adds Allman with a chuckle, ‘After [Dickey] played with [Jack], Dickey said, ‘Either we hire him or I ask him for lessons.’” - Gregg Allman, Guitar World
“Guitar playing is a complicated skill that requires patience, perfected technique, and years of practice. I wanted to learn the proper way to master this skill and knew Jack Pearson was the teacher for me. From chord voicings and ear training to slide playing and finger... Read More - Derrick B., guitar student
"Jack's clinic was just so educational. He has studied and practiced every conceivable aspect of guitar playing...from how to hold the pick to how to play over augmented/demented chords...an absolute must for anyone that loves playing guitar. It was humbling to see how truly dedicated a musician... Read More - David D., guitar clinic attendee